Dodson Extends At SRU Until 2023

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2 April 2018

Scottish Rugby has extended the contract of chief executive Mark Dodson until 2023.

The governing body are planning to maintain the rate of progress since Dodson’s appointment in 2011, by keeping him on until after RWC2023 in France.

Off the pitch, turnover is at a record high of £51.4 million while debt is at an all-time low. Financial support for Scotland’s grassroots clubs has increased by nearly 50 per cent since Dodson’s arrival.

Scottish Rugby chairman Colin Grassie said: “It was important we continue the excellent momentum Scottish Rugby is generating at this time and we felt it was right for Mark to see through the exciting projects we are developing and provide valuable continuity.

“As the scale of the business grows it is vital there is strong, proactive leadership to ensure all the respective departments and teams are functioning to their maximum and we progress at all levels of the game.

Dodson added: “I was delighted to accept the board’s offer to lead Scottish Rugby through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“I think we have made good progress in recent years and I am excited by the challenges that remain ahead. It was, for me, the right decision to stay on and continue to develop this outstanding organisation.

“I am fortunate to lead an incredibly talented workforce who are hugely committed to developing rugby at all levels of the game.

“We have put ourselves in a very strong position to develop the game in Scotland. It

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